After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]

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Hobby Lobby Backlash

By BTL Staff The June 30 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the "Hobby Lobby" case has resulted in controversy. The 5 to 4 decision found that commercial employers may have religious exemptions from covering contraception [...]

By |2014-07-08T09:00:00-04:00July 8th, 2014|Michigan, News|

LGBT History In Focus: July 4, 1966

Barbara Gittings picketing Independence Hall July 4, 1966. Photo taken by Kay Lahusen. Gay rights pioneer Barbara Gittings died of breast cancer on Feb. 18, 2007 at the age of 74. She spent all [...]

By |2014-07-03T09:00:00-04:00July 3rd, 2014|National, News|

Burger King Announces New Gay Burger

By BTL Staff Burger King announced it will be selling "the Proud Whopper," a regular Whopper wrapped in rainbow paper. The wrapper reads "We are all the same inside." BK's Senior Vice President of Global [...]

By |2014-07-02T09:00:00-04:00July 2nd, 2014|National, News|

So Sophia

Across 1 Not rosy 6 Wild pig 10 Top 14 Palmer of "The Boys From Brazil" 15 Tops 16 Kahlo's cross 17 Visibly shocked 18 Stick it in a tough guy 19 HIV exam, e.g. [...]

By |2014-07-02T09:00:00-04:00July 2nd, 2014|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Should We Say “I Do”?

by Michael Einheuser, Ph.B. J.D. The Legal Marriage Counselor Let's face it. When a loved one gets down on one knee, gives you a ring and asks for your hand in marriage, your response isn't [...]

By |2014-06-26T09:00:00-04:00June 26th, 2014|Advice, Entertainment|

Beach Bums

Summer is officially here, which means that it's time to slip into something a little lighter. So you can spend more time soakin' up the sun instead of scouring the Internet, I've compiled this list [...]

By |2014-06-26T09:00:00-04:00June 26th, 2014|Advice, Entertainment|

Kidnapped For Christ

BTL Staff LOS ANGELES - SHOWTIME presents a television premiere of "Kidnapped For Christ," the award-winning documentary chronicling the shocking truth behind Escuela Caribe, a "troubled teen" school run in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. "They tied [...]

By |2014-06-26T09:00:00-04:00June 26th, 2014|Entertainment|

AGING: Living In The Spirit Of Now

AJ Trager Older Adult LGBT Coalition members and event volunteers Kat LaTosch, Cornelius Wilson and Judy Lewis. BTL photo: AJ Trager DETROIT - "Living in the spirit of now. What does that mean? Think [...]

By |2014-06-26T09:00:00-04:00June 26th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Breaking The Aging Taboo

By Christopher J. Treacy When it comes to the topic of aging among gay men, the word "taboo" doesn't really do it justice. Gerascophobia is more like it, and seems more appropriate since it rolls [...]

By |2014-06-26T09:00:00-04:00June 26th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Benefit Held For Kevin Rogers

FERNDALE - More than 70 people came out Friday for a benefit variety show for Kevin Rogers at Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church. The show, which featured folk tunes, Broadway and even opera, was followed by [...]

By |2014-06-26T09:00:00-04:00June 26th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Holland Area Pride Coming Up June 28

By BTL Staff The live art of glass blowing, portraits, face painting and information from a kayak tour company are among the more than 40 booths that will be spread throughout Centennial Park, between River [...]

By |2014-06-26T09:00:00-04:00June 26th, 2014|Michigan, News|